Fired U.S. Attorney Bharara Joins NYU Law
March 21, 2017
Mere days after being fired as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the NYU School of Law announced that Preet Bharara will join the school as distinguished scholar in residence. “I am honored to join the NYU School of Law, one of the great educational institutions in America, and I welcome the chance to contribute in such a thoughtful setting,” Bharara said in a statement. Prior to serving as US attorney, Bharara was chief counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer, including during the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the selective firings of US attorneys in 2007. He also spent several years in private practice before entering public service. Bharara is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School. A frequent visitor to NYU Law, he was the JD convocation speaker in 2015.
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